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    Design for Living (Paramount, 1933). Two Sheet (41" X 54"). Ernst Lubitsch directed one of the cleverest pre-Production Code comedies of the early 1930s with this delightful film. Fredric March, Gary Cooper and Miriam Hopkins star as three people involved in a ménage à trois that starts out platonically and then gets more complicated. The innuendos and double entendres fly fast and furious as it all progresses. Offered here is an extremely rare two sheet poster, printed only for distribution in the New York area and used for outdoor advertising. As far as we know, this is the only surviving example of this rare poster size for this film, it having been saved by the original artist and passed down to his family. The artwork was done by Harold Seroy, who started at the art department of Warner Brothers in 1930, but went on to work for all the major studios until retiring in 1960. Although fairly unknown today, he designed the posters for such films as The Barefoot Contessa with Ava Gardner and Gilda with Rita Hayworth. The poster has had some border restoration and other touchup work on the folds. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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